January 27 According to a report by the China-Greek Times, on the evening of January 26 local time, the National Public Health Organization of Greece announced that a total of 152,226 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Greece and 5,692 deaths were cumulatively.
At present, 62 people infected with the variant virus have been found in Greece, and experts say that a third nationwide blockade cannot be ruled out in the future.
Greek Prime Minister Mizotakis said in a World Economic Forum videoconference on the 25th that if the vaccination plan goes smoothly, the country may return to “normal” in late spring or early summer.
On the morning of the 26th local time, Akumanias, chairman of the Greek National Public Health Organization, said that so far, a total of 59 cases of variant COVID-19 have been confirmed in Greece.
These confirmed patients were found in Athens and Crete.
Just hours after Acumanias’ speech, three more confirmed cases of variant COVID-19 in northern Greece, bringing the total number of confirmed cases of variant virus in Greece to 62.
In order to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Greek police announced that no organization or individual from holding gatherings and gatherings of more than 100 people at any place until February 1.
The measure is intended to prevent large gatherings and protest gatherings from becoming the superspread of COVID-19.
For violations of the ban, enterprises and organizations responsible for holding or convening parties will be fined 5,000 euros, individual organizers will be fined 3,000 euros, and each participant who participates in the party will be fined 300 euros.
Vatopoulos, professor of microbiology at the University of Athens and member of the expert committee of the Ministry of Health, said on the 26th that although the current epidemiological data show that the epidemic in Greece is relatively slow, it cannot be ruled out that the variant’s virus has caused a surge in the number of infections, which has forced the government to adopt a third nationwide comprehensive blockade.
Watopoulos also said that the new variant virus will make the government’s task of balancing economic life and fighting the epidemic more difficult.